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Author: 0 Florida school students form giant human heart to honour Parkland shooting victims

Principals for both St. Charles high schools anticipated the walkouts and sent a note to staff urging them to not discourage students' participation. "How could they do that to us?" she asked, adding, "Are you Kidding me???" "We must do more to protect our children", said Trump, a strong and vocal supporter of gun rights.

Business US Fed officials show rising confidence on growth, inflation outlook
Author: 0 US Fed officials show rising confidence on growth, inflation outlook

The minutes kept the Fed on track to hike rates next month, which was "not new news, but confirmation" of expectations, said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities. USA central bankers estimated economic growth at 2.5 percent for 2018 in December. The Federal Reserve should continue to raise US interest rates this year in response to faster economic growth fueled by recent tax cuts as well as a stronger global economy , Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President ...

Business Barclays posts £1.9bn loss amid U.S. tax and PPI charges
Author: 0 Barclays posts £1.9bn loss amid U.S. tax and PPI charges

Barclays shares rose 4% to 210.6p in early trading on Thursday. A final dividend for 2017 of 2.0p per share will be paid on April 5, resulting in a total 3.0p dividend per share for the year. Lloyds Banking Group boss Antonio Horta-Osorio and HSBC's departing chief executive Stuart Gulliver secured higher pay packages, despite missing analyst estimates on profits.

Business PF interest rate slashed to 8.55%
Author: 0 PF interest rate slashed to 8.55%

Employees Provident Fund Organisation, the body regulating the Provident fund commonly known as PF, has sliced the interest rates on the Provident fund deposits. Currently, 15% of annual EPF savings are invested in equity market through exchange-traded funds (ETFs) while the rest goes to the debt market. "Government has made a decision to contribute 12 per cent of wages to new employees across all sectors in EPF", Jaitley said in his speech.

Business Wait, McDonald's is Releasing a Szechuan Sauce Podcast Now?
Author: 0 Wait, McDonald's is Releasing a Szechuan Sauce Podcast Now?

When the sauce debuted in the first episode of the third season, titled "The Rickshank Redemption", fast food locations everywhere were swamped with orders of the popular condiment. "So, come this Thursday, February 22nd, we'll not only announce when, where, and how much Szechuan Sauce will be returning". A random reply from the company's Twitter account to Andy J revealed that we really were finally going to get some answers, and a McDonald's Szechuan sauce release date.

Business U.S. short-term borrowing costs rise to highest since 2008
Author: 0 U.S. short-term borrowing costs rise to highest since 2008

It has been broadly weakened by a number of headlines which include still tepid inflation , lack of fiscal policy direction from the current presidential administration, the slowness for the House and Senate Republicans (GOP) to pass tax reform and unclear directional signals for interest rates hikes from the Federal Reserve Board.

Business Ford Ousts Chief of North American Unit for 'Inappropriate Behavior'
Author: 0 Ford Ousts Chief of North American Unit for 'Inappropriate Behavior'

Nair was one of four executives awarded a retention stock bonus a year ago, just days before Ford ousted Mark Fields and named Jim Hackett as CEO. The head of the Ford Motor Company's North American operations is leaving the automaker effective immediately, amid allegations of inappropriate behavior.

Author: 0 Stock'S Earning Overview Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Microsoft Corp now has $714.31 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $93.41. About 11.75 million shares traded. Moreover, Hennessy Advsr Inc has 0.19% invested in ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. Sun Life Inc has invested 0.42% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Premier Asset Lc holds 0.12% or 6,911 shares.

Business Budget charts a new course
Author: 0 Budget charts a new course

Public outrage has surged amid perceptions that global capital seeking a stable sanctuary, especially from China, is driving double-digit gains in Vancouver, the country's most expensive property market. "A budget is more than revenues and expenses", James said. Lack of information is a "real gap" and the first step in auditing and enforcement, she said.

Author: 0 Wheeler Real Estate (WHLR)

Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has 0% invested in Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) for 66,625 shares. Citigroup Incorporated accumulated 296,880 shares. After $0.10 actual EPS reported by Investors Real Estate Trust for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth. Among 4 analysts covering Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold.

Business Existing-Home Sales Down, But Prices Go Up
Author: 0 Existing-Home Sales Down, But Prices Go Up

Existing home sales fell 3.2% to a seasonally adjusted 5.38 million-unitrate in January from a revised 5.56 million sales pace the previous month, first reported as 5.57 million, the National Association of Realtors announced Wednesday. A six-to-seven-month supply is viewed as a healthy balance between supply and demand. "The gradual uptick in wages over the last few months is a promising development for the housing market, but there's risk these income gains could be offset by the recent ...

Business How major U.S. stock indexes fared Wednesday
Author: 0 How major U.S. stock indexes fared Wednesday

The Treasury will start a week of auctions totaling $258 billion Tuesday with $151 billion of short-term bills and $28 billion of two-year notes. Most economists and market analysts now expect the economy to grow 2.6 percent or higher this year.

Business European Union companies least prepared for GDPR with just 26% fully compliant
Author: 0 European Union companies least prepared for GDPR with just 26% fully compliant

As the country's ruling Conservative Party continues to grapple with Brexit negotiations and internal frictions, tech industry bodies have said that diverging from privacy laws could undermine the UK's position in trade deals. "The regulation will set a high bar for responsibility and accountability - and not one that every business will meet. We predict that more data analysis , privacy and compliance roles will become available in 2018 and the years ahead".

Business Police Thwart School Shooting Plot in California
Author: 0 Police Thwart School Shooting Plot in California

Sheriff Jim McDonnell credited "attentive" school resource personnel, as well as "diligent" investigators, with preventing what he said could have been a unsafe outcome. The student continued making threats, telling Chavez that he would carry out the shooting in three weeks, according to Jacobsen. Investigators seized a "collection of weapons and ballistic evidence" from the home of the student, who was described as "disgruntled", the Sheriff's Department said in a brief statement.

Business Japan's Manufacturing Growth Eases In February
Author: 0 Japan's Manufacturing Growth Eases In February

The euro has risen 16pc against the dollar alone in the past year. IHS Markit's composite flash PMI for the euro zone, seen as a good guide to economic health, fell to 57.5 this month, below all forecasts in a Reuters poll, which had predicted a more modest dip to 58.5 from January's final reading of 58.8.

Business Experts warn AI could be exploited
Author: 0 Experts warn AI could be exploited

In the next five years, drones turned into missiles, fake videos manipulating public opinion, and automated hacking are just some of the things experts are warning will happen. OpenAI , a leading non-profit AI research company, the Electronic Frontier Foundation , the Center for a New American Security and other organisations also contributed.

Business Dish Network posts tax-assisted profit; notes 2.2M Sling subs
Author: 0 Dish Network posts tax-assisted profit; notes 2.2M Sling subs

Meeder Asset Mngmt reported 10,095 shares. Barclays cut their price target on shares of DISH Network from $74.00 to $71.00 and set an "overweight" rating for the company in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Its up 0.46, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. 106 funds opened positions while 696 raised stakes. Hartford Invest Management holds 0.05% or 48,413 shares in its portfolio.

Business Asia Stocks to Drop; Dollar Gains as Yields Rise: Markets Wrap
Author: 0 Asia Stocks to Drop; Dollar Gains as Yields Rise: Markets Wrap

Treasury auctions are going to come more into focus as the Fed rolls off its balance sheet and the issue on the US' debt burden continues to grow larger - since they provide an indication of borrowing costs. Companies announcing earnings this week include Glencore, Woolworths, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland. Shanghai's market reopens on Thursday after holidays.

Business Exchange glitch allows traders to claim cryptocurrency for $0
Author: 0 Exchange glitch allows traders to claim cryptocurrency for $0

Several customers took advantage of the opportunity, but one really ran with it. Fortunately, the transactions were caught, and all the purchases were voided, according to Reuters . A cryptocurrency exchange in Japan reportedly experienced a temporary glitch last week that suddenly offered investors their pick of coins for the low, low price of zero dollars.

Business Corruption in Nigeria's oil sector must stop
Author: 0 Corruption in Nigeria's oil sector must stop

Kachikwu disclosed that the Federal Government would be setting parameters and incentives for building of refineries. It also stated that in attempting to fix the right price for petrol or any other commodity in the oil and gas sector, caution must be applied to ensure that citizens were not made to suffer unduly.

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